JB app to remove Photo Stream Photos?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Armeniandave, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    This is a nice feature of 5.1 but obviously many of us do not want to
    lose our JB. Does anyone know of an app that can do this?
     
  2. macbookman83 macrumors 6502

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    Not yet but I'm not sure if there would be a JB app for this. Photostream runs off of Apple servers.
     
  3. Armeniandave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's true but in 5.1 you still initiate the photo deletion from the phone.

    Hopefully this will make a JB tweak easy to write. Only question is if the servers look to see if your on 5.1, but that is probably easy to trick also.
     
  4. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    You can delete them in iFile. There is a DCIM folder for PhotoStream. I saw it myself but didn't delete any so I'm not sure if they would be automatically redownloaded again after you delete them.
     
  5. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i would NOT recommend this. and i tried this just by curiosity the other day, and rebooted. was in a safe mode boot loop. unable to do anything. had to connect to TU, and throw into DFU. then recboot to exit recovery, then all was fine. the png's were back as well.
     
  6. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    I yearned for deleting individual pictures so when I saw that, I was tempted. But I stopped myself because it seemed...too good and easy to be true...so I didn't go through with it. Intuition
     
  7. maturola macrumors 68040

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    That is correct, Deleting anything with iFile is NOT recommended at any point, while those photo files are there, they are linked to a database entry, if you erase the source file you will cause an issue, generating an error that iOS is not build to handel (since you are not suppose to have access to those files) that is the same for Game saves, Contants, Apps, etc.
     
  8. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i ssh'd them. either way...what you said makes sense.
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Hopefully something can be done -- though my gut tells me that it won't be possible to reverse engineer the 5.1 photos app without a 5.1 jailbreak. But that's really the only 5.1 feature I really want.
     
  10. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Based on how Apple had done iCloud, and such a services, it will be a simple API to the server that it is not currently available. Once they add it I don't see any limitation for another app to call this API, but then again i could be totally wrong and they can do some voodoo to avoid it.
     

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